Strength 5 (0)
Stamina 5 (0)
Agility 5 (0)
Dexterity 5 (0)
Acrobatics 4 (+9), Deception 6 (+7), Expertise [Life Sciences] 8 (+11), Expertise [Science] 8 (+111), Insight 6 (+8), Perception 8 (+10), Persuasion 7 (+8/+10), Stealth 10 (+15)Advantages:
Agile Feint, Close Attack 4, Defensive Attack, Set-Up, Task Focus [Expertise (Science): Chemistry], TeamworkPowers: Reptilian-Bat Girl:
(Move Action); (Flaw: Permanent)
Enhanced Strength 5
Enhanced Constitution 5
Enhanced Agility 5
Enhanced Dexterity 5
Enhanced Advantages 2 [Attractive, Improved Initiative]
Regeneration 3 Blending Field:
Concealment 4 [all visual] Bat Wings:
Flight 5 (Flaw: Winged)Claws:
Strength-Based Damage 3 (Feat: Improved Critical 2)Nauseating Mist:
Affliction 8 [Vulnerable, Defenseless; resisted by Fortitude] (Extras: Area [Cloud], Cumulative); (Flaws: Limited Degree, Sense Dependent [Scent])Scaly Skin:
Melee Attack +8 // Unamred Damage +5 // Claws Damage +8; critical 17-20
Ranged Attack +5Defense:
Shadow Academy CommunicatorCosts: Abilities 22+ Skills 19+ Advantages 9+ Powers 72+ Defenses 16= 138 pts. Real Name:
5' 8" [normal]/ 6' 3" [transformed]Weight:
114 lbs [normal]/ 215 lbs [transformed]Hair:
Auburn [normal]/ Grey [transformed]Eye Color:
Brown [normal]/ Yellow [transformed]Complications:Direct kind of gal:
Where Linda was somewhat shy and quiet, Nocturne is bold and upfront. She’ll get in a person’s face and tell them exactly what she thinks on any given situation in an almost cold, analytical manner without a second thought.This is just a Test:
Nocturne is trying to work out the final changes in the formula that has mutated her into her current state. Overall she’s happy with how her life is now but she’d like to be able to switch between being Linda and Gremlin. So she works on finding a way to make that happen.Unpredictability:
Nocturne's personality flip-flops between a carefree, and kinda goofy teenager that absolutely enjoys being part of the world of superhumans and a deadly serious professional criminal who will kill to accomplish her goals.Background:
Linda Shane's life was fairly normal, for a geek that is. School was alright, sure she was picked on but when it came time for the big tests everyone wanted to cheat off her paper and she wasn't friendless so to speak but none of them were really close with her. At home she was quiet and kept out of her father's way as he was a chemist who worked for the Albright Institute, and he was always under a deadline of some kind. He would spend several hours a night in his basement lab he'd set up to work on theories and work out problems from his day job. Even though he didn't have too much to do with Linda, she admired his dedication to his work and inspired her to pursue a similar line of work eventually which is what led to her being a science-geek in the first place.
The problem came when he was assigned to break down the chemical cocktail that created the villain Goanna, without a doubt it was Mr. Shane's most daunting assignment yet as he was expected to figure out the various chemicals originally used in the agent and then design a counter-formula to it. This line of work took him over a year to process and the entire time he was constantly under pressure and scrutiny from his superiors about his progress and at this point Mr. Shane had developed the habit of falling asleep in his home lab still working on the project. Linda then began to make sure any equipment her father had in use were shut down safely and would leave him to rest in relative peace until one night out of curiosity she decided to look over his notes and see what exactly he was working on (she was basically a teaching assistant in her chemistry class by this point as it was, showing an aptitude for the subject). What she realized was that in his dedicated efforts to break the secrets of the Goanna formula that he’d made mistakes in his identification of the chemicals used to create it.
Wanting her father to succeed on this project, Linda started secretly working on the formula herself. After several months of trial Linda managed to isolate the chemicals used and developed the counter-serum to reverse the effects of the original formula. All she needed to do was be sure it worked on a live subject but she knew that she’d not be allowed access to one Linda pondered how to get one when her father burst into the lab, startling her.
In her mental workings Linda had been fidgeting with the vial holding the serum and her father’s sudden entrance caused her to inject herself with the contents of the vial. Linda instantly transformed into a female version of Goanna and went on a rampage, finally being stopped by the efforts of the new Next-Gen. At the end of the day Linda was brought back to her normal form as her counter-serum actually worked and she was brought to the Albright Institute to be helped bring her transformations under control. It was while there that Linda was able to figure out a way to stabilize the formula’s mutating effect on the brain that she and Goanna both suffered from by introducing certain proteins found in the Diaemus Youngi, also known as the White-winged Vampire Bat. Linda managed to sneak the finalized sample of her newest formula back to her room where she waited until night to take. Transforming into her current form, she used the enhanced physical abilities she gained to break free of the Institute and hide herself away on the streets of Freedom City for several weeks as FCPD and members of Next-Gen searched for her but in the end they had no luck. It was Esper, the head trainer at the Shadow Academy, that managed to track Linda down and offer her a place at that school.
Linda knew she’d be held accountable for all of the things she’d done during her first transformation now that she’d taken the modified serum and knew that meant she’d end up in Blackstone Prison, a place that Linda knew
she didn’t want to be in. Plus she still needed to study the long term effects of the new formula on her body and mind and the Shadow Academy allows her access to the equipment she needs, plus she likes being able to do what she wants with her powers. Linda doesn’t realize that even though the new formula has stabilized her personality it still has changed it compared to how it had been. Gone is the mousy, quiet girl now replaced with an direct, analytical person who’ll do whatever she deems necessary to accomplish her goals, no matter who is in her way.
On the team, Nocturne tends to act more as scout, thanks to many of her reptile influenced abilities. She’s the one that’ll give a place the once over before the team goes in and during combat she’ll fly about lending a hand where she can. There have been an instance or three where her areas of science have come into play and she’s made sure the others know that it’s thanks to her.